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    Quote Originally Posted by Supertramp View Post
    thank-you ,now i can tell my wife i am not the only one
    Right on Supertramp! Gotta keep yer eyes peeled, ya never know when some disgruntled employee or crackhead hearing voices is gonna bust into the joint.
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    i do that in public places. especially restaurants.

    also i say up hill but it really depends on the exact area. i would go out of site of people on a trail anyways.

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    Seriously, if the goal is to not be seen (for to: How not to be seen [see Monty Python's]"How not to be seen". Seen any bushes blowing up around you lately???

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    I go uphill - several reasons:

    1. people tend to look down to see where they stepping,
    2. I can look down towards the trail and see anybody approaching
    3. neck muscles - try holding your head to look up for 5 or 10 minutes - your neck muscles are probably going to be sore. Thus, people do not look up for long.
    4. eye design - human eyes seem to be designed to look down better than looking up - holding you head still and moving only your eyes, test to see which is easier and gives a better field of view: looking up or down.


    All of the above convinced me long ago to always head uphill to avoid being seen.

    Now if someone is stopping periodically and concentrating on scanning both uphill and down hill, they will probably see me, unless I go really far uphill.

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    If people want to throw rocks, apple cores, roll boulders, or anything else it would probably be downhill from the trail. Therefore I would camp up hill.

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    The consensus appears to be for taking the high ground. Sergeant York would be proud...I've heard that because humans are don't have natural predators that can fly, instinct gives us a tendency to not look above us. For whatever reason, I recognize that we do favor our path an horizon scan, and would suggest the high ground as well.

    The disadvantage to taking the high ground is that you'll have plenty of company as everyone else will seek it as well. You shouldn't have to go too far below the trail to be out of sight, and you'll also be closer to water, generally.

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    Well uphill. Because well you know "water" flows downhill, if ya Know what I mean?
    Tortoise never for a moment stopped, but went on with a slow but steady pace straight to the end of the course.
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    'natural predators that can fly' tell that to the taliban when the drones fly overhead

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    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
    'natural predators that can fly' tell that to the taliban when the drones fly overhead
    I doubt a UAV would be considered a "natural predator". But, perhaps this will be a good case study of how conditioning over generations can create an instinct--if they endure enough generations to be conditioned!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triggerhpy View Post
    Well uphill. Because well you know "water" flows downhill, if ya Know what I mean?
    I was thinking exactly the same thing!!

    All other things being equal (which they seldom are), I would tend to head uphill. High ground advantage, vision, and observation.

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